2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

There's no place like the MacArthur Center Winter Extravaganza to experience the holidays! Join us for the annual outdoor ice skating tradition, MacArthur On Ice. Step inside our enchanting Ice Palace for the coolest family fun and create a lasting memory with your very own Santa photo. Take in the sights and sounds of the season. Spread joy to all. Find thoughtful gifts. And celebrate with family and friends. Find details at ShopMacArthur.com.

Community Sponsors:

Founded in 1682, Norfolk grew up on the water, and its miles of lake, river, and bay front are central to many of its neighborhoods. The city's popular logo—an elegant young mermaid, which can be spotted in outdoor sites from Downtown to Ocean View—symbolizes 300 years of maritime and naval heritage and its modern reputation as a city on the move.

Attractions—such as the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin, a salute to the city's long-standing relationship with the Navy, Nauticus, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and the new Cruise and Celebration Center dot Norfolk's easily-walked downtown waterfront. Here, tugboats and visiting cruise ships share the waters with sailboats and merchant ships. The waterfront is also home to Town Point Park, a recently refurbished green space that houses summer festivals, fountains, walkways, and tributes to the City's naval history. Other treasures—The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Virginia Zoological Park—are close by.

Norfolk is home to the Port Authority, Norfolk-Southern Railway, The Virginia Symphony, Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, Tides baseball and the Admirals hockey teams, state of the art research facilities, shipping companies, and an exuberant arts and cultural community.

So join us, won't you? There's much to celebrate!

Founded in 1752, the City of Portsmouth is located in southeastern, Virginia—just across the Elizabeth River from the City of Norfolk. With over 80 miles of shoreline, including mile marker zero of the Intracoastal Waterway, it is a quaint seaport City with an inviting atmosphere highlighted by historic architecture and unique natural assets. Designated as an official Coast Guard City, Portsmouth’s southern charm, mild climate and beautiful waterfront setting, characterize it as a regional gem in the heart of Hampton Roads. 

Portsmouth is a diverse yet neighborly community, embracing both the richness of our heritage and the promise of the future in Hampton Roads. Downtown has retained its old southern charm and scale, as it has welcomed new development and revitalization. The historic waterfront downtown affords residents and visitors alike trendy shops and boutiques, chef-owned restaurants, art galleries and a range of entertainment and activities from the Farmers’ Market to First Weekend events and is home to the Children’s Museum of Virginia, the largest children’s museum in the state.

Olde Towne Portsmouth, it is a history lovers dream come true. In a single square mile, the Olde Towne Historic District chronicles 300 years of history in one of the largest collections of architecturally noteworthy homes. We invite you to see for yourself. Give us a day and we will give you a vacation.

Contributing Sponsors:

At ADP, we are committed to unlocking potential — not only in our clients and their businesses, but in our people, our communities and society as a whole. As one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing services, we have clients, associates, partners, investors, and neighbors across the globe — and have a commitment to each of them to be a conscientious corporate citizen. By virtue of what we do, we feel a particular responsibility to help develop, train and grow the workforce of the future.
Our impact on society is rooted in our mission: to power organizations with insightful solutions that drive business success. Supporting our clients’ growth enables them to invest in and positively influence their communities. During 2012, ADP associates contributed to more than 1,400 initiatives around the world to uphold our promise to be a good corporate citizen. From Illinois to India, and from youth mentoring and job training to women’s leadership initiatives, our commitment to unlocking the potential of our people, clients and communities all around the world is foundational to everything we do.


California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of creative California dishes, from signature California-style, hearth-baked pizzas to creative salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches. FREE Valet Parking when you dine with us and spend a minimum of $10. See server for details. 


Saturday, November 17 – Sunday, December 31 (days and times vary); Decker Half Moone Center.
Dickens’ Christmas Towne.  Usher in the holidays with six magical weeks of fun for the whole family.  This season, visitors will explore an elaborate outdoor maze, enjoy a special Princess and Pirate day, participate in an all-new storybook adventure, experience an Arctic Blast Snow and Ice Celebration and celebrate with a family-friendly balloon drop on New Year’s Eve!  Don’t forget to visit Father Christmas, shop for unique gifts, and dine at Wren’s Pub.  Returning will be a variety of live entertainment including Geoffrey the talking Christmas tree, puppet shows, magicians, carolers, a children’s crafts corner, an indoor train display, and even more free activities!  For more information, call (757) 664-1000 or visit dickenschristmastowne.com.


One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has been a family-owned and -operated business since 1979, providing residential heating and air conditioning service to Hampton Roads for the last four decades. We are “Always On Time…Or You Don’t Pay A Dime.” And you’ll never pay extra for after hours, weekend, or holiday service! For punctual service, quality installation, and repair work that gets done right the first time, call (757) 868-7600. Our team is available 24/7.  


Norfolk’s premier dining and entertainment district is a central place where you can hang out, dine and relax with your whole family. Waterside District features the best of national, regional and local restaurants and offers live music, festivals and more. Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the City of Norfolk’s world-class waterfront and festival site, Waterside District is a central gathering place for local residents and visitors. 

Hospitality Sponsors:

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott is a prominent feature of the Norfolk city skyline. This luxury waterfront hotel features nearly 400 rooms, 8 suites, and 60,000 square feet of conference space, a business center, and a 24-hour fitness center. Extraordinary dining is available at Shula’s 347, offering Premium Angus Beef® burgers and steaks or enjoy a cocktail in the Piano Lounge.

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is Norfolk’s only waterfront hotel and provides stunning views of the Elizabeth River along with an exceptional hotel and meeting experience. A stay with Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel puts you right in the center of all the great things to do in Norfolk, including harbor cruises, upscale shopping, theaters and galleries.

The Courtyard Marriott Norfolk Downtown hotel near MacArthur Center Mall features a new lobby with inviting spaces, free Wi-Fi and access to the latest news, weather and local information via our GoBoard. The highlight of our new lobby is The Bistro-Eat. Drink. Connect., which provides guests with healthy food, beverages, and Starbucks(R) items during the day and evening dinner service with cocktails. Guests will be near the NorVA, Chrysler Hall, and Granby Street, known for an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Business travelers will be near Dominion Enterprises, Norfolk Southern, Sentara Norfolk, and Old Dominion University. We offer a fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, 24-hour business center and boarding pass printing service to make your travel easier.

Supporting Sponsors:


Cinema Cafe is a one stop movie theater and restaurant. They combine movies with a casual dining experience featuring a full-service menu offering a wide choice of food. Choices include burgers, homemade pizzas, chicken sandwiches, wings, French fries, appetizers, fresh salads along with alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and mixed drinks. Of course you can always get traditional concession items such as soft drinks, candy, and fresh-popped popcorn. Their full wait service is standard in all auditoriums during all features films, so there's never a need to get up from your seat or miss a single second of the movie.

At Cinema Cafe, they now offer all premier locations - see a movie as soon as it hits the big screen. Their theater seating is a variety of traditional cinema chairs featuring high backs, cup holders and liftable armrests, high-back rocking leather office style chairs, or leather power recliners, depending on the location. All theaters feature DTS digital sounds and the latest in projection technology.

Eure, Inc. is a full-service company offering a full line of portable restrooms, wash stations, water tanks, vip trailers, and three divisions including: Temporary Traffic Control, Sign Fabrication and Storage Containers.


Receive the same every day low prices found in stores when using Walmart Grocery Delivery, where you can order online and receive your groceries from the comfort of your own home!  Your order is hand picked by trained personal shoppers and kept fresh or frozen until it is delivered to your home - you can even track your order as it is being delivered. This is a quick, easy, and free service that saves you time & money. Orders made before 1pm arrive the same day! 


Hampton Roads Moving & Storage offers direct service from Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina, offering the same expertise and attention to moves of every size and complexity, from large corporate moves to small residential moves.


Built in 1967 at the height of the city’s flourishing banking industry, Icon Norfolk has been newly re-imagined and reborn into Downtown Norfolk’s finest, high end residence for modern movers and shakers with a taste for luxury. 


Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 7,306 screens in 558 theatres in 43 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of June 30, 2018. 


Texas de Brazil - Brazilian Steakhouse is carving a new experience in dining! At Texas de Brazil, begin your meal with a visit to the enticing 50-item salad area featuring fresh salads, imported cheeses, roasted vegetables and traditional Brazilian favorites. When ready, turn your card to green and start receiving freshly-grilled cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, all carved tableside by the restaurant's vibrant gauchos. The service is continuous, so you can dine endlessly on succulent lamb chops, filet mignon, chicken breast wrapped in bacon and much more. Texas de Brazil uses the time-honored tradition of grilling meat over charcoal, resulting in a savory aroma and smoke-kissed flavor unmatched anywhere else.

Texas de Brazil features group packages that are great for large social parties and corporate meetings alike. With so much variety, Texas de Brazil is guaranteed to please even the choosiest of guests. Call today or visit the restaurant for more information. Texas de Brazil is located in MacArthur Center and serves dinner nightly and lunch Friday through Sunday.


When you have a minor illness or injury and you need medical attention right way, you want affordable, expert care delivered with kindness and compassion. That’s exactly what you’ll get at Velocity Urgent Care. Theytreat minor illnesses and injuries that can’t wait for a doctor’s appointment but aren’t severe enough for an emergency room visit. No appointments are necessary; just walk in and see a medical provider for your urgent medical need.


Norfolk's Convention & Visitors Bureau, VisitNorfolk, is a non-profit Destination Marketing Organization dedicated to helping both business and leisure travelers make the most of their visit to Norfolk, Virginia – “the heart of the Virginia Waterfront.”

Work Program Architects is a Virginia DMBE SWaM Certified Small and Women-Owned architecture firm. Their mission is to raise the bar in the design of environments and objects while continuously exceeding the expectations of their clients, collaborators, and community.

Balloon Sponsors:

The Real Estate Group


Tidewater Community College

Top Guard Security

Wells Fargo

Corporate Bleachers Sponsors:


Slover Library Foundation


Wells Fargo Advisors

The Virginian-Pilot

Friends of Holidays in the City:

Collins Enterprises, LLC / Watermark at Talbot Park

Harbor Group Management Co.

Southern Bank


Holidays in the City Sponsorship Opportunities:

Holidays in the City celebrates the season through a dedicated and wide-reaching 6-week campaign marketing and promoting Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth as the region’s premier destinations for holiday celebration.

The festive season kicks-off on November 18th with the illumination of the Downtown Norfolk skyline and the 33rd Annual Grand Illumination Parade.

Every year, DNC offers businesses and organizations truly unique sponsorship opportunities through Holidays in the City.

Benefit highlights include:

  • Impactful building of brand awareness
  • Associate your corporate image with a regional tradition
  • Build employee and customer morale
  • Multi-media marketing and public relations campaign
  • The DNC staff also collaborates with interested businesses and organizations to develop custom sponsorship packages that best fit with your goals and objectives.

Please contact Noel Gramlich to learn more about Holidays in the City sponsorship opportunities.